It’s not far until Manchester City scores 10 goals in a match says Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster
Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster has insisted that Manchester City are in such rampaging form that it will not be long before Pep Guardiola’s side pump in 10 goals against a team in the same match.
Following a remarkable 8-0 defeat to Manchester City, Foster was on the receiving end of City’s record top-flight scoreline at the Etihad Stadium, as the hosts racked up an 8-0 victory over Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.
Before the game, Foster feared that the worst was to come for them as City looked to rebound from a shock defeat to Norwich City in-game week five of this year’s premier league campaign.
“To get in at 5-0 at half-time I was over the moon,” Foster told British media.
“As a goalie, coming here in the first place it’s almost an achievement to keep it at one or two goals. At times, if they’re on it, they are incredible. They will do it to somebody, there will be a nine or 10 out there soon,” Foster said before adding that City is the team to beat for any club in the title race this season.
“They were scary at times. It was just relentless. You could see them opening us up and the chances of developing in front of your eyes. It was no fun. In all honesty, it could have been double digits,” he added.
Meanwhile, Guardiola’s City has now scored 24 goals in six league matches this season, seven more than leaders Liverpool and 20 more than basement side Watford.
In other premier league games, League leaders Liverpool maintained their 100% record with a narrow 2-1 win over London boys Chelsea.
Trent Alexander Arnold scored Liverpool’s first goal before Roberto Firmino added the club’s second before half time.
Chelsea bounced back with a consolation goal through midfielder, Ngolo Kante whose sole goal in the 70th minute gave the hosts some bit of hope.
Ten-man Arsenal fought back to grab a 3-2 victory over newly-promoted Aston Villa side.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang‘s dramatic winner helped 10-man Arsenal complete a stunning late comeback to beat Aston Villa 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners suffered an early setback when John McGinn gave Villa the lead in the 20th minute and things went from bad to worse for the hosts when Ainsley Maitland-Niles received his marching orders for a second bookable offence just before the break.
Nicolas Pepe’s first goal for the club gave Arsenal a lifeline in the 59th minute, but Villa regained the lead 89 seconds later through Wesley and looked on course for a famous victory.
But their resistance was finally broken in the final 10 minutes as goals from substitute Calum Chambers (81) and Aubameyang (84) secured Unai Emery’s side a vital three points to move them up to fourth in the table.
Meanwhile, Manchester United continued their bad form with a 2-0 away loss to Westham United.
By John Dalton Kigozi